A religious trip to Dwarka can be a journey through various temples in and out the main temple complex and Gomti Ghats. A religious trip can also help the opportunity of doing different types of pooja rituals along with the blessings of Bhagwan Shri Dwarkadhish.
Some of the rituals that can be performed during your religious trip to Dwarka are:
Dhwaja Aarohan is one of the most prominent rituals performed by devotees at the temple. This ritual includes the pooja and changing of the flag or Dhwaja on top of the main temple. The Dhwaja cloth 52 yards long and has 52 flags attached to its border representing 52 major Yadava Officers as well as 50 entrances to Dwarka. There are also symbols of Moon and Sun on the Dhwaja signifying the divinity of Shreeji (Dwarkadhish) and his presence. Dhwaja Aarohan is done 5 times in a day providing devotees with a fair chance to be a part of the ritual. As part of the ritual devotees also visit the Shakti Mata temple at the 3rd floor of the temple and take her blessings.
Shreeji Bhog consists of all the daily bhogs offered to Shri Dwarkadhish during the day and evening such as Shringar Bhog, Rajbhog, Sandhya Bhog and Shayan Bhog. The bhog timings are similar to how we eat our meals through the day. Aoart from the regular offerings other major bhogs offered by devotees on special occasions are Kundla Bhog or Chappan Bhog. These are occasions when a large variety of food items are prepared like sweets, dry fruits & salted snacks andare offered to Shreeji.
On the completion of the Dwarka pilgrimage devotees carry out Bhrma Daan. This is done by organizing Bhrahman Bhojan (feast) for the local 505 Gugli Bhrahmin Community. Many devotees also offer other food items like grains, sugar, seasonal fruits etc. There are numerous other ways of executing such charities for which the local 505 Gugli Community office assists the devotees.
Tula Daan is a ritual performed in the Tula Mandir in the main temple complex of Dwarka. In this daan the devotee offers sugar, grains, fruits or other items equivalent to the weight of the person for whom the Tula Daan is to be performed. It is believed that the Tula daan brings good fortune and is specially carried out by devotes for their children.
A religious trip to Dwarka would be incomplete without visits to Nageshwar Jyotirling, Bet Dwarka and possibly Somnath as there are multiple connectivity options available for the visiting devotees.